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New Botnet impacts Symantec Client Port 2967 on unpatched PCs

There appears to be active exploitation of an issue patched by Symantec back in May 2006

New Botnet impacts Symantec Client Port 2967
http://www.incidents.org/diary.php?storyid=1892

Symantec Client Security and Symantec AntiVirus Elevation of Privilege
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2006.05.25.html

QUOTE: We've received reports of a massive new outbreak of bots exploiting the Symantec Client Security and Antivirus escalation of privilege vulnerability.  ("new" implying the outbreak, not the vulnerability

Comments

Harry Waldron - Microsoft MVP Blog said:

This new IRC based threat attempts to spread using a number of security exploits, including the SYM06-010

# November 29, 2006 2:06 PM

Harry Waldron - My IT Forums Blog said:

This new IRC based threat attempts to spread using a number of security exploits, including the SYM06-010

# November 29, 2006 2:08 PM